How to Make Wreath Cupcakes

This post contains links to affiliate websites, such as Amazon, and other affiliates. We receive an affiliate commission for any qualifying purchases made by you using these links. This is at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support!

Sharing is caring!

We think you will enjoy making these wreath cupcakes. Included are the chocolate cupcakes recipe, the frosting recipe, plus the icing recipe, along with how to make wreath cupcakes. Holidays for us are a special time. We often gather several times over the season seeing family and friends that we don’t always get to see. Making Christmas cupcake recipes for guests can be so much fun! 

This is an easy holiday dessert for any seasonal gathering. Pick an evening to get together, bring desserts to visit and watch a holiday movie. Do you enjoy baking? If yes, you will enjoy this holiday cupcakes recipe. 

Wreath Cupcakes

Wreath Cupcakes - Christmas cupcakes with a wreath on the frosting. Grab this cupcakes recipe and see how easy it is to make for Christmas cupcakes

Yield: 16

Wreath Cupcakes

Wreath Cupcakes - Christmas cupcakes with a wreath on the frosting. Grab this cupcakes recipe and see how easy it is to make for Christmas cupcakes

You will love this chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting. Then it's iced with a pretty wreath making a festive and yummy holiday cupcake. Perfect for Christmas celebrations.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Cupcakes
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter room temp
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C whole milk
  • Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Icing
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Icing
  • Green and red gel food coloring


Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Set to side until needed.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Whisk these together. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in the vanilla.
  6. Alternate by adding the flour mixture with the milk; beating after each addition.
  7. Fill the lined cupcake tins 3/4 full.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it is light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  3. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then.
  4. Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time. Mix well.
  5. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  6. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  7. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

Icing Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  2. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  3. Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  4. Take out 1/4 of the icing and put in a separate bowl. Add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir well to mix the color.
  5. Add several drops of the green gel food coloring to the remaining icing. Stir well to mix the color.
  6. Spoon the green icing into a piping bag with a star tip. Holding the piping bag with the star tip straight down begin to squeeze the open end of the bag to force the icing to the tip.
  7. Circle the frosting on top of the cupcake making in the shape of a wreath. Allow this to dry for about 1 minute.
  8. Spoon the red icing into a piping bag with a small round tip.
  9. Following the example from the picture of the cupcakes begin making small red dots on top of the green wreath. Then make a bow also in the red icing.
  10. Allow the icing to dry completely.


  • Baking times may vary by altitude and ovens. Or by how full your cupcakes are in liners. Be sure to check on them during the last 5-10 minutes of bake time.
  • Insert a toothpick or clean knife to check if they are done. If not continue to bake.
  • Total time may very depending on skill level with frosting and icing.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 524Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 66mgSodium 155mgCarbohydrates 88gFiber 1gSugar 76gProtein 4g
Baking cupcakes isn’t difficult. You just need to remember to use a few of these tips I’ve learned over the years of cupcake making. Happy Christmas Cupcakes making! The original recipe was created for DearCreatives.com by

Wreath Cupcakes Frosting and Icing Recipe Holiday Cupcakes Recipe- make these for any Christmas party or celebration.

Cupcake Baking Tips

  1. To have all your ingredients out prior to starting. This helps you make sure you have everything you need.
  2. Soften butter if it’s called for prior to starting.
  3. Get your eggs at room temperature.
  4. Measure and gently mix all your dry ingredients in one bowl.
  5. Have your wet ingredients in the larger bowl. 
  6. Baking recipes most always have you adding dry ingredients slowly to wet ingredients.
  7. Read through directions and ingredient list prior to starting your recipes.

We enjoy baking along with hosting gatherings. We hope these tips help you! 

Wreath Cupcakes - Cupcakes recipes and Frosting and Icing Recipe to make your own holiday wreath cupcakes

Need help learning how to pipe frosting? This video ButterCream Piping Tips and Techniques

Here’s a blog post with a break down of each tip and what the frosting will look like (in images not a video but, she does have videos) How to Frost Cupcakes With Piping Tips

I think both the video and post are helpful if you have never tried piping icing. Looking for other cupcake recipes? I’ve got you covered with my Cupcake Recipes Pinterest Board.

  Follow Theresa Huse’s board Recipes: Cupcakes on Pinterest.

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts


Comments are closed.